AskDefine | Define creamer

Dictionary Definition

creamer n : a small pitcher for serving cream [syn: cream pitcher]

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English

Noun

  1. A jug for holding cream.
  2. A separator for removing cream from milk to leave skimmed milk.

Translations

jug for cream

Extensive Definition

Creamer can refer to
  • non-dairy creamer, a cream substitute to be used with coffee
  • creamer, a small pitcher or jug designed for holding cream or milk to be served with tea or coffee in the Western tradition. A creamer is an integral part of a tea set. They can often be created in very fancy shapes, like the shape of a cow (popularized as the "cow creamer" in the short stories of P. G. Wodehouse).
  • creamer, in law, is defined by Black's Law Dictionary (1979, fifth edition) as "a foreign merchant, but generally taken for one who has a stall at a fair or market."
  • Paula Creamer, American golfer
  • creamer, is often used in Ireland as a derogatory term directed towards members of the Irish traveller community. It is derived from cream cracker, rhyming slang for knacker. In some instances, the term is directed at skangers.
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